Financials, Health Benefits & Housing
Here we outline the financial benefits that come with admission to the program.
Stipend, Tuition & Insurance
Molecular Biology Educational Track currently provides a modest stipend of $27,000 to all students in the program, matching what is paid across the country. In addition to the stipend the students receive a benefits package, which includes health insurance and tuition both of which are covered.
- $27,000 yearly stipend, paid bi-weekly
- health care, part of the UT System, premiums paid by school, worth ~$4000.00
- paid tuition
The overall package is well over $30,000.00 , for being a student!
Information on fellowships, scholarships and financial aid.
Cost of Living
Galveston is part of the Houston-Galveston metropolitan area and has one of the lowest costs of living in the country. The graduate student stipend you receive in Galveston goes a long way. For instance, it costs more than twice as much to live in New York/San Francisco relative to Galveston and at least 50% more to live in Chicago/Boston/Los Angeles relative to Galveston. Also, housing costs in Galveston are amongst the lowest in the country. Check out the following cost of living calculators:
Housing cost in Galveston are amongst the lowest in the country. Being an island it's easy to find an apartment close to the beautiful beach and the inland lakes and lagoons for a relatively cheap price.
The University area offers a lot of housing options ranging from modern apartment complexes to restored Victorian mansions and cottages. The University has on campus dormitories and apartments, fraternity housing and neighbor garage apartments for low prices. For students who prefer to stay off campus, there are a number of apartment complexes and houses for rent within walking distance. Also for those who would like to stay close to the beach or inland lakes, the west end of the island offers a wide range of beach houses and lakeside apartments.
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